Visiting the coast can help to trigger creativity and this in turn helps to boost our general sense of wellbeing. Doodling can be very cathartic – do away with being self-critical this is a time for not overthinking, just see where the creativity takes you!
I cannot stress how much the art therapy helped me, in the moment of creating I wasn’t thinking about anything else and it was my form of mindfulness. Every sketchbook page I completed allowed me to gradually heal, it gave me a real sense of achievement and, more importantly, hope.
And so it was that many (many!) years ago that I was taken, as a student, on an adventure to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Our tutor told us that we had been allowed rare access to a dress rehearsal of a ballet and not only did we need to be silent but we also had to draw the ballerinas in the dark!
Announcing the launch of my new blog for 2020! You'll be hearing more from me in 2020 (gulp) as well as learn about where my ideas come from and how they develop into my final designs. I will also touch on #sketchbookarttherapy, exhibitions and inspiration, other designers , talks/workshops, family history, excursions, natural influences and my local area.